5 Mexican-Inspired Fabrics Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

MAY 5, 2014 updated Dec 10, 2021

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates The Day of the Battle of Puebla in Mexico, and we use it as an opportunity to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride in the United States. There are countless ways that our neighbors to the south have shaped and influenced American culture, and the Spoonflower site is no exception!

Mexico has a rich and vibrant textile history, full of color and unique shapes and texture–our marketplace is full of prints that reinterpret and play with traditional design. Check out some highlights, below.

Rootin in “Black & White” by trcreative

Appalachian folk art depiction of woodland animals rooting and foraging including wild hogs, foxes in black on a white background.

El Tesoro (Flax) by chezelle

Rows of gray 9-sided geometric shapes alternate with groups of 4 yellow L-shapes grouped together so that they look like a square. The yellow pieces in the top right and bottom left are dark yellow. The yellow pieces in the top left and bottom right are light yellow. The designs are on a white background.

Frida Menagerie_Azul by bee&lotus

Frida Kahlo's animals appear on a periwinkle background: pink and yellow spider monkeys Fulang Chang Caimito de Guayabal; Bonito the Amazon parrot in red; Granizo the fawn in pink and magenta and Gertrudis Caca Blanca the Eagle in pink.

Morning Muse ©2012 Jill Bull by palmrowprints

Blue birds perch on yellow flowers with yellow and magenta petals on a pink background.

Afghan by arudat

Dark orange tiered diamond shapes with light orange squares turned on their sides outlined in red squares with 4 squares inside them in a cross shape appear on a white background in rows and columns. Smaller turquoise tiered diamonds appear by each corner of the dark orange diamonds.

Krista Anne

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